What should I feed my pig and how much?

Pig Fact of the Day: Feeding your pig:
HOW MUCH SHOULD I FEED MY PIG?

Several factors determine the amount of food to feed you pet pig:
The age of the pig
The pig’s individual metabolic rate
The pigs level of activity and exercise
The pigs current body condition

Usegood judgement, and watch your pigs condition. If you are feeding the recommended diet and your pig gains weight, reduce the amount of feed. If it appears too thin, increase the feed. The following chart shows a basic, complete, well-rounded diet for the average pig; you may wish to consider it for your miniature pig. Based on the needs of an average-sized potbellied pig, the ration averages out to one-half cup per 25 pounds of body weight. The amounts are (per day) and should be divided into two equal feedings.

AGE Boars and pets Breeder females

6 to 10 wks 1/2 to 1 cup

10-14 wks 1 to 1 1/4 cups

14 wks- 6 mo. 1 1/4 to 2 cups

6 mo. and over 2 to 2 1/2 cups

over 2 yrs. 2 to 2 1/2 cups 3 to 3 1/2 cups

Along with the pellet food formulated for mini pigs you may feed veggies and fruit.
(note: Grapes and tommy tomatoes should be cut in half to reduce choking hazzards)

Treats may include: Dry non-sugared cereals, raisins, peanuts.

Please limit sugar intake, as sugar is not good for them, no chocolate as it is toxic.

Keep them on a high fiber and low carb diet, too many carbs causes the PH balance to rise and has been linked to UTI’s in house pigs.

About Vickie Craig

I an avid horseback rider, animal lover, and Owner/Operator of Creekside Farm Tiny Oinkers or my webpage  CreeksideFarmTinyOinkers.com All of my writing comes from factual information, not just my personal experiences or word of mouth.